The design influence is primarily focused around the contemporary interpretation of a vernacular farm house. The use of a variety of materials creates both a texture and tonal pattern on the surfaces. This in turn establishes a vibrant dialogue between the built form and the user both inside the house and those passing by. The design set out to generate simple forms with the emphasis placed on horizontality. Intricate detailing further enhanced the experience of such forms.
From the interior, one experiences the open spaces and views as one would when visiting a countryside lodge. Emphasis was placed on views past the neighbouring buildings with a desire to establish a strong relationship between the interior and exterior spaces. Ultimately the residence is composed of a fusion of simple forms, the use of vibrant materials and the connection between the interior and exterior spaces.
Location: Serngeti Golf & Wildlife Estate, Ekurhuleni, South Africa
Size: 480 m2
Photographer: Rene Walker